Happy Holidays from OCTA!

We may be out of the office today, but our OCTA readers are never far from our minds. A�As we gather with family and friends today, our wish is that you are doing the same, and enjoying a truly wonderful holiday season.

The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District.

The breathtaking Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District.

From Ontario turkey and cranberry sauce to artisanal sweets and eggnog, we hope you spend the holidays decking the halls and filling your plates with second helpings of the best this province has to offer. And of course, spreading the holiday cheers with a glass of craft cider, VQA wine, craft beer or an Ontario spirit-based cocktail.


Serve a tasty tray of Ontario treats this season. We’ve got charcuterie from Thomas Lavers, Gunn’s Hill Five Brothers and Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, red fife bread from Blackbird Baking, Kozlik’s mustard and some fresh Ontario apple slices.

Picture 10As the year winds down, we would like to take a minute toA�thank you for your continued support of the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. A�We have a sizeable highlight reel for 2013, including the launch of Feast ON, a new Ontario foodservice designation program; our Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit, adventures on the Apple Pie Trail, consulting projects in Iowa, Ireland and the Philippines; visiting the newly re-opened St. Jacob’s Market, a two car convoy to Harvest Halton, a sun-soaked summer staff retreat in Prince Edward County, helicopter rides in Niagara wine country…the list goes on!

We’re very blessed to be able to explore and promote Ontario’s exceptional edible experiences and help develop new culinary tourism products that will grow the province’s international reputation. A�We’re so proud of Ontario’s offerings and we look forward to sharingA�more great Ontario food and beverage success stories with you in the new year.

May your days be merry…and delicious!

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